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    And you thought the answer was "42"!

    Ripped from the pages of the Duct Tape Guys http://www.octanecreative.com/ductta...tro/index.html

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    Dear Duct Tape Users:

    Is it Duct or Duck? We don’t want you to be confused, so we will explain. The first name for Duct Tape was DUCK. During World War II the U.S. Military needed a waterproof tape to keep the moisture out of ammunition cases. So, they enlisted the Johnson and Johnson Permacel Division to manufacture the tape. Because it was waterproof, everyone referred to it as “duck” tape (like water off a duck’s back). Military personnel discovered that the tape was good for lots more than keeping out water. They used it for Jeep repair, fixing stuff on their guns, strapping equipment to their clothing... the list is endless.

    After the War, the housing industry was booming and someone discovered that the tape was great for joining the heating and air conditioning duct work. So, the color was changed from army green to the silvery color we are familiar with today and people started to refer to it as “duct tape*.” Therefore, either name is appropriate.

    Today, Duck® brand Tape is manufactured by Henkel Consumer Adhesives. After thoroughly familiarizing ourselves with the hundreds of duct tapes on the market, we have found Duck® brand Tape to be the most consistent in quality. And, we are delighted with the large array of colors that they manufacture (including camo tape and new “X-Treme Tape” which comes in hot day-glo colors).

    Jim and I do lots of appearances promoting Duck® brand Tape and do so without reservation. Therefore, we go by both The Duct Tape Guys, and The Duck Tape Guys. And, we use the words Duck and Duct interchangeably throughout our web site.

    So, whether you call it Duct Tape or Duck Tape... you are still using the “Ultimate Power Tool” in our estimation.

    --- Jim and Tim, the Duck/Duct Tape Guys


    Now we know the rest of the story.
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    Re: And you thought the answer was "42"!

    When I passed the "Do Not Cross" police line, I Ducked Tape.

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    Re: And you thought the answer was "42"!

    (red-faced)
    Jeez, I hope I can find all the people I berated over the years to enunciate "duct", to apologize to...

    And on another tangent...when my back last went out in 2004 a balled-up strip of it came in handy to pad the end of the 1x2 I used as a cane. Duck [img]images/icons/smile.gif[/img] tape - is there anything it can't do?!?

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    Re: And you thought the answer was "42"!

    Duck [Smile] tape - is there anything it can't do?!?
    <font size="2" face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica">http://www.ducttapestyle.com/
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    Duct tape is like The Force. It has a Light Side and a Dark Side and it binds the universe together!!
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    The handyman's secret weapon!
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    Re: And you thought the answer was "42"!

    I like a commonly-circulated list of "things you'll never hear in the South." One of them is "Well, duct tape won't fix THAT!"

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    Re: And you thought the answer was "42"!

    Rich W.

    We have Gaffer tape in Australia which is pretty tough, not sure if this is what its called outside Australia, but this stuff can hold exhaust systems together for many years. They even use it to hold cars together after minor accidents.

    http://www.stockliquidators.com.au/s...?idProduct=146
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    Re: And you thought the answer was "42"!

    I read that you only need 2 tools, a hammer and duct tape.
    If it moves and it shouldn't then use the tape, if it doesn't move and it should, use the hammer.
    Everywhere's within walking distance if you have enough time.

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    Re: And you thought the answer was "42"!

    Robert,
    I like the ad:

    "Sticks like $#!T to a Blanket!"

    Public TV has a weekly 20 minute show: "The Red Green Show", It comes out of Canada and Red, the moderator or chief f__k-up uses Duct Tape for everything.

    His mantra is:

    If the women don't find you handsome they should at least find you handy".

    http://www.redgreen.com/
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